TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona junior Richard Morrison was named the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week, it was announced on Monday. The Wildcats now total three special teams nods and a defensive accolade from the conference office this season.
Morrison, a junior from Royse City, Texas, delivered the back-breaker in the third quarter of last Saturday's 52-17 victory over Washington. With Arizona leading 38-17, the Wildcats forced the Huskies into a punting situation. Morrison fielded the punt and raced 63 yards, aided by a key block from Mark Watley to spring him for the final yards, for a touchdown to put the game out of reach.